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Warren Businessman Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison for Conspiring With Doctor to Supply Opioids to Drug Ring

December 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  –  A Warren businessman who operated a hearing aid company was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring with a doctor to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Friday.

Andrew Stoveken, 68, of Edison, N.J., was sentenced to seven years ...

Edison Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Tampering

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation.

Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and ...

Chatham Borough Council Member Weber Warns of Consequences of Pot Legalization; Council Delays Vote to Oppose, Ban

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Council member Bob Weber made a power-point presentation on the "Consequences of Legalized Marijuana" and urged the council to pass a resolution opposing the state's "fast-track" legalization at Monday night's regular meeting.

The council decided to take a slower approach, with a resolution vote scheduled for its Dec. 10 ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder



NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Mayor Provides Lawsuit Update; Litigation Cost, Strategy Questioned

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The lawsuit against the borough by several Police Department employees continues to rock the council meetings. Mayor Paul Mirabelli gave an update in the form of a written statement regarding the ongoing lawsuit at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 council meeting. Meanwhile, the cost of the litigation as well as the borough’s strategy for dealing with the lawsuit was questioned ...


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Public Memorial for Gun Violence Victims at Echo Lake Park, December 14

December 2, 2018

The public is invited to join with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to honor the memory of the 26 children and adults who were murdered in a single act of gun violence at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012.

The memorial ceremony will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., ...